Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Unearthing the potential beneath

Category: Beneficial partnerships

A man in high-viz clothing raking a former canal site

In partnership with Scottish Canals, Strathclyde researchers are aiming to transform noxious, wet canal sediments into useful construction materials, investigating new processes to naturally improve them. One method is to encourage grass and other plants to remove water and break-down any remaining contaminants, improving the texture of the soil. In this photo, we are preparing the surface of a sediment lagoon for over-seeding with a resistant grass variety.

Entrant: Keith Torrance , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Keith Torrance

Collaborators: Richard Lord


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